We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Monkey Beach Lodge

Travelers' Choice award winner
Main Road, Jambiani 0000, Tanzania
Red Monkey Beach Lodge
Write a Review

210 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    144
    48
    13
    1
    4
See reviews for
24
89
26
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (210)
  • Mar-May only
    (44)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (63)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (50)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (53)
All months
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend 3 lovely days/nights at the Red Monkey Lodge. The Lodge is in very beautiful surroundings located at the end of Jambiani beach. The rooms are clean and very cosy. The restaurants serves delicious food - breakfast was included in our stay, but we also stayed for lunch and dinner (the restaurant has a changing menu). Moreover, the staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mombasa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Red Monkey has a friendly and lively proprietor. The bar serves up amazing Whiskey Sour's and it is located in very unique and beautiful location overlooking a small cove. We were sad to have missed the Monday night Jam session as we hear it is we hear they can apparently be quite spontaneous occasions of musical fusion. I would definitely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Normally the best things are hidden and have to be sought after. Pearls, diamonds and all valuables are seen by those who know their value. Situated in the Mfumbwi area in Jambiani, Zanzibar. Surrounded by the general stone structures, the beauty of Zanzibar. Directly at the ocean front and boasting of the precious Red monkey, which is exclusive to Jambiani... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stayed here as part of our honeymoon. We choose here as we didn't want the resort feel that is like a fenced off European filtered experience of Zanzibar. This placed definitely delivered, beautiful traditional huts on the beach lovely designed with all you need (which includes no TV and the mod cons not required when you have such a beautiful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have been staying at Red Monkey several times. I think it is a nice atmosphere there and the owners of the place are nice and welcoming. I love the fact that they have live music there every Monday which make it extra fun to stay there. The rooms are nice, good breakfeast and Jambiani and Zanzibar is just a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was looking forward to staying in the Red Monkey lodge. Having heard wonders about Zanzibar in general and Jambiani in particular I had high expectations to say the least. At arrival I was greeted with a view that would sum up my entire stay: an open wooden gate that lead into the sea - I felt welcomed and at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Red Monkey Lodge does really live up to its tagline "barefoot and lazy". If you want to relax, enjoy good food, feel at home and gain insight to the African/Zanzibari village life this is the place! The lodge has the perfect location with a sandbank outside ( amazing when full moon). The villagers play football at the beach, children play... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

KARIBU - Loved this place, exceeded our expectations particularly as we had just come from the 5 star Park Hyatt in Stone Town! A small well kept casual resort with excellent beachfront location! Absolute beach front rooms with friendly local staff who are very pleasant & helpful - Asanta Sana. Small bar with good restaurant choices, unique tiered seating with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was recommended the Red Monkey by friends in Kenya! While it is beautiful, well maintained, has great rooms and well located I was disappointed by some staff issues and the atmosphere. The lodge has a great beach, and the community has open access which is lots of fun. But we had a couple of issues, including that we arrived... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was in ZANZIBAR and needed a place to chill after a week of aeroplanes. I found Red Monkey a great find very relaxed atmosphere good dinner and it was a Monday where they have local musicians play ..was fun .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

200 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (171)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (25)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (29)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
0:33
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (85)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (6)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Jambiani
1.3 mi away
Mbuyuni Beach Village
Mbuyuni Beach Village
#7 of 9 in Jambiani
4.0 of 5 stars 179 reviews
0.1 mi away
Coral Rock Hotel
Coral Rock Hotel
#6 of 9 in Jambiani
4.0 of 5 stars 416 reviews
1.1 mi away
Casa Del Mar Hotel Jambiani
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 mi away
Blue Oyster Hotel
Blue Oyster Hotel
#3 of 9 in Jambiani
4.5 of 5 stars 186 reviews
29.9 mi away
Melia Zanzibar
Melia Zanzibar
#3 of 11 in Kiwengwa
4.5 of 5 stars 803 reviews
2.7 mi away
Mamamapambo Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Back to top